Vice Chair, Research

Providence, Rhode Island
Aug 01, 2021
Aug 30, 2021
Full Time

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Vice Chair, Research
Department of Dermatology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

The Department of Dermatology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is recruiting for the position of Vice Chair, Research. This is a unique position that is specifically suited to dermatologists who have a special career interest in patient-oriented research and are willing to spend a considerable amount of their effort in research. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and oversight of the Department’s research portfolio and personnel, and work with leadership to strategically grow and further strengthen the current research activities, bringing them to a new level of excellence. The Vice Chair, Research position comes with budgeted protected time to enable the administrative and management responsibilities associated with the role.

The Vice Chair, Research must be board-eligible/certified in dermatology and be eligible for appointment at Brown at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. The Vice Chair is expected to be a self-driven individual who can successfully juggle their own research interests as well as mentor medical students, dermatology residents/fellows and junior faculty in the Department of Dermatology; continue to develop their own research projects and peer-reviewed grants portfolio; provide oversight of the existing Brown Dermatology Clinical and Translational Research Program, which includes an IRB Core, Grants and Contracts Core, Biostatistics Core, and Brown Dermatology’s busy hospital-based Clinical Trials Center for Skin Diseases; manage the department’s observational studies, particularly the tissue bio-repository; liaise with the Brown School of Public Health in teaching and training of graduate students (masters and doctoral levels); participate in the affiliated Providence VA cooperative studies program; and work closely with Department leadership to envision new areas of research growth.

The Department of Dermatology at Brown is the only academic non-profit dermatology service in the State of Rhode Island. We are also the largest group providing comprehensive dermatologic care in the region extending to Southern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut. Our patient-mix is broad, transcending general dermatology and complex medical, procedural and aesthetic dermatology. An all-encompassing Department, Brown Dermatology has its own Division of Dermatopathology, Division of Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Surgery and Division of Pediatric Dermatology. Our faculty lead community out-reach programs regionally (Rhode Island Free Clinic, Sun Smarts Program) and internationally (Amman, Jordan and Eldoret, Kenya). There are myriad teaching opportunities available to faculty across the medical school and dermatology residency training program and through advanced fellowships in, e.g. Dermatology-Rheumatology/Complex Medical Dermatology Fellowship, Derm-Epi Research Fellowship and Dermatopathology Fellowship.

Brown Dermatology, Inc. and Brown University are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown Dermatology, Inc. and Brown consider applicants for employment without regard to, and do not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please apply online at